We can learn a lot from looking at Apple and their business models. Not only have they made great strides with creating products and being innovators but they do something all us small business owners can use too. It’s all about a good retail hiring strategy.
We’ve all walked into one of those giant apple stores and interacted with one of the Geniuses. They all seem to meet the same qualifications, friendly, accessible, knowledgeable, smart but not cocky, happy but not annoyingly so? It seems if you were to plop them in Portland, Brooklyn, Austin… they would meet the creativity in progress requirements. Why is it that Apple has got it all together especially in the Genius department?
Although it’s a close second, skill set is not the first requirement for being hired. First they hire for culture for their store personnel.
For smaller organizations this is key. You may not be number one on Interbrand’s Best Global Brands but maybe this is why Apple is. If someone you hire doesn’t have the personality, work ethic, mission orientation, it’s not going to work – no matter how pretty their resume is!
Skills are teachable – disposition ain’t!
Stay Smarty People